The vocals of "Her Story of Rocks" are based on a long interview recording with Chiza Mwiinde in Binga Zimbabwe. Chiza was born in Binga, a place "at the back of beyond" as some say, and is now studying geo-sciences at Smith College in the US. We worked together at the local women's organisation Zubo Trust, Chiza as an Intern, me as a multimedia volunteer. I was intrigued by her art of storytelling. Excerpts from the interview were treated to various sets of chance cuts and effects, following the inspiration from the music, her story of rocks, the crushing of language and of tectonic plates in the history of the earth.
The remix was created in response to the project/ call-out:
"Breaking the Sound Barrier" is an evolving audio artwork that began life as Martyn Rainford's contribution to Alan Dunn's compilation CD "A History of Background." Since 2012 BasementArtsProject (http://basementartsproject.com) has been working with Dunn and Rainford to re-make the re-stage of this work in a series of ever changing formats, including a remix by Scanner and a live presentation at SCOPE PLUS: http://alandunn67.co.uk/scopeplus.html
We are now inviting artists to develop the 8th iteration of the project. We are seeking a female vocal/voice/spoken word contribution to mix into and over a ten-minute excerpt from "Breaking the Sound Barrier 7" (Reg [Jula] mix). There is no set theme, although the project has been driven by an interest in chance, sharing, the crushing of language and printed matter. (...)
Find the presentation of the resulting remixes of the call-out 'Breaking the Sound Barrier8' here on the pages of Alan Dunn: